Thirty-three years ago on June 14th was the big Chippewa Park Fun Festival. The event was held to raise money to purchase the land from Delores and Hillard Nelson. Douglas County Park Dept became the new owners. They have done a wonderful job taking care of the park since then. Every year there are new improvements with more still to come. The Brandon History Center has more information on this subject.
June 14, 1987
Fergus Falls American Legion Post Flag Group opened the program.
Pat Shea and Bud Greenquist assisted Commander Kelly Ferber to raise the American Flag.
Many horse drawn wagons gave rides throughout the entire park.
BBQ Food Stand with Jeanine McFarlane, Sharon Johannes,
Jan Schiele and Brooke Baker
Bingo Games run by the Evansville Senior Citizen Group
Al Leifort and the Blue Grass Band
Brandon Fire Department added fun for the kids.
Brandon High School Pop Choir
Names supplied by Tara Bitzan...Left to right...person in back you can't see I am sure is Chris Thoennes, Michelle Anderson, Laurie Bitzan, Jenna Byrne, Jim Korkowski, Chad Silbernick, Paul Thoennes, Pat Stroh, Kurt Brethorst, Neil Doose, Jeff Kuhn, Tara Johnson, Naomi Lund, Katie Becker, Darcy Black